Specialist Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine

The experience


The Specialist Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine is designed to provide you with insights from world leading experts in the field along with the latest practical, evidence-based tools and knowledge you can apply to your workplace.

Face-to-face intensives

Led by internationally renowned experts, two, two-day face-to-face intensives will provide you with the opportunity to apply integrated knowledge to solving problems in various simulated disaster situations. This includes active shooter mass casualty simulations, drill exercises and hazardous materials training.

Online learning

As a student at a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, you’ll have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course, you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest level of supports

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who will you learn from

This course is developed by the Department of Critical Care – the hub for world-leading critical care research, learning and teaching and engagement across the 20+ University-affiliated hospitals and beyond, with close associations with the specialty Colleges, clinical trials networks and other key organisations such as Safer Care Victoria and Ambulance Victoria.

You will learn from:

  • Professor George Braitberg AM, Emergency physician and Director of Strategy, Quality and Improvement Melbourne Health and Deputy co-director at the Department of Critical Care, the University of Melbourne
  • Dr Amanda Rojek, Clinical Senior Fellow, Department of Critical Care; Senior Research Fellow, Epidemic Diseases Research group, University of Oxford
  • Dr Peter Archer, Paediatric emergency physician, Royal Children’s Hospital; retrieval physician at Adult Retrieval Victoria; Field Emergency Medical Officer, Victoria; member of the AUSMAT clinical lead cohort; WHO Emergency medical team mentor.
  • Associate Professor John Moloney, Deputy Head of Trauma Anaesthesia, Alfred Health; Medical Advisor and Retrieval Consultant, Ambulance Victoria; Acting Manager, Field Emergency Medical Officer Program
  • Dr Kate Brady, Research Fellow - Child & Community Wellbeing Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne; National Recovery Adviser for Australian Red Cross Emergency Services
  • Dr Jonathan Papson, Director of Emergency Education, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Nicola Walsham, Emergency physician, Deputy Director Emergency Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Martin Dutch, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Critical Care; Emergency Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital; Medical Donation Specialist with DonateLife (Victoria); volunteer with the Australian Medical Assistance Team; State Medical Officer, St John Ambulance Victoria.